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Hot Needs — LUM Volunteer Opportunities

LUM needs you! Become a volunteer today! Here are current LUM volunteer opportunities:

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Sixty volunteer camp counselors and activity leaders are needed for LUM Camp 2016 — August 1-5 at Hanging Rock Camp. LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Must be able to spend the entire week at LUM Camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 1 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5. For additional LUM Camp volunteer counselor information, click HERE.

Emergency Shelter—Client Intake

Client Intake Volunteers assist the shelter director in handing out shelter passes each weekday from 2 – 4 p.m. in the LUM Office. Volunteers meet with potential shelter guests to gather information, discuss their options and enter their information into the database. Basic computer & data entry skills needed. For more information, click HERE — or call or email Gina Williams (765.423.2691 | gwilliams@lumserve.org).

Emergency Shelter—Overnight Volunteers

Three volunteers and one staff member are scheduled nightly (8 p.m.—7 a.m. or 8 p.m.—midnight; every night) at the LUM Emergency Shelter. Each volunteer will be assigned various duties including but not limited to Check-in Desk, Kitchen (serve food) and Hall & Bath (distribute towels, soaps, shampoo, etc.). For more information & the training schedule, click HERE — or please call or email Gina Williams (765.423.2691 | gwilliams@lumserve.org).

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Exchange Club Donates $500 to LUM Camp

The Exchange Club of Lafayette recently donated $500 to LUM Camp 2016. Representing Exchange Club (2)their membership, President Marti Dyer presented the check to Joe Micon, LUM executive director, at their last business meeting {pictured left}. The Exchange Club of Lafayette asked that the gift be used to purchase books for LUM Camp 2016.

LUM Camp is a week-long overnight summer camping program for low-income children ages 8-10 years old.

If you wish to invest in LUM Camp 2016, make an online donation HERE.

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LUM Students Benefit from $6,522 Community Grant

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Lafayette Urban Ministry is to thrilled report that the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette has awarded LUM a Tier 3 Discretionary Grant for $6,522. LUM has used this grant money to purchase 30 new Chromebooks and a charging cabinet for use with the students enrolled in the LUM educational enrichment programs —
the LUM After School Program, 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program, Achieve! Stay-in-School Program, and LUM Camp.

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These new Chromebooks will be a significant upgrade to the curriculum of these programs and will enhance the learning experience of our students. Many thanks to the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette for their support of LUM and our students.

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Opportunities to Serve LUM

Immediate Openings — HOT Volunteer Needs

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        • Overnight Shelter Volunteers
        • After School Program Volunteers
        • Food Pantry Data Entry Volunteers
        • LUM Camp Volunteer Counselors

Please scroll down and read more details about all of these incredible opportunities to serve LUM and your community.

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Overnight Shelter Volunteers

2013-02-05 LUM Emergency Shelter 036 (2)Shelter Volunteers are needed 365 nights a year from 8:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Duties include assist coordinator in checking in guests and serving meals, stay on site all evening, and take a shift on “awake” duty. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and interact with a variety of people.

Overnight Shelter Volunteer Training Session is NEXT Thursday, May 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center/Shelter Building at 525 N. 4th Street, Downtown Lafayette. No need to register to attend a session. Volunteers must attend a Shelter Training Session which are offered twice a month. Click HERE for more information on the position and for the complete schedule of upcoming Training Sessions. For more information, please email or call Joyce Fasani (jfasani@lumserve.org | 765.423.2691).

After School Program Volunteers

The ASP Volunteer must enjoy working with children and have experience helping them achieve. Duties include set up for daily 2013-02-27 Amanda Bajzatt 004 (2)program needs; help children, ages approximately 5-11 years old with their homework; and supervise and play with children. Hours are 2:00-6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, when Lafayette School Corporation is in session. Email or call Cindy Haley if you’re interested (chaley@lumserve.org | 765.423-2691).

Food Pantry Data Entry

2013-04-25 RexFuller 015 (2)The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry Data Entry volunteer welcomes clients to the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, verifies their household information on LUM’s client database, and determines if they qualify for assistance. Clients are then served by the counter volunteers. The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry is located in St. John’s Episcopal Church at 6th and Ferry Streets. The pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday mornings from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. The Data Entry volunteer must be knowledgeable of basic computer operation and database concepts. As special training is required, a long term commitment is desired.

Interested persons should email or call Ron Smith (rsmith@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).

LUM Camp Volunteer Counselors

LUM Camp is a week-long camp from July 29 through August 2. Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old, enjoy working with2012-08-01 LUM Camp 035 (3) children and be able to spend the entire week at LUM Camp from 11 a.m. on Monday, July 29 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug 2. Committed volunteer camp counselors are at the heart of a successful LUM Camp and play an important role with our LUM campers.

A comfy bunk in an air conditioned cabin awaits you! For more information, call Joe Micon at 765.423.2691 or click HERE.

Volunteering with LUM

2012-10-04 LUM Parent 036 (3)LUM could not provide its many programs and services without the hundreds of volunteers who generously contribute their time and talents. Most volunteers find their work to be interesting, fulfilling, and rewarding.

There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child in the afternoon After School Program to helping run the 42-bed homeless shelter overnight. Also, there are opportunities to fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments such as being an advocate once a week in the morning Emergency Assistance Program or at data entry at the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, to one time work with an event like LUM Camp, Thanksgiving Celebration, or Jubilee Christmas.

Some volunteer positions require training while others require only a willing heart and a helping hand. Email lum@lumserve.org for more information.

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